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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Tire wear

Anyone on here ever ran an IRC Wildfire rear tire? I put one on last March and (after my wreck) clocked about 4,000 miles on it. It blew out on my way to work the day before Thanksgiving. It is completely wore out. If I had seen the wear spot I wouldn't have ridden it that day.
Any input on these tires would be a big help.

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Whoa, only 4k miles on that rear tire? I would never touch that brand again with a ten foot pole. I have 4k on a Shinko tour master at the moment and it is performing/wearing perfectly.
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What be advised^

You can get 7-9000 mikes out if the stock Bridgestone Excedras.

IRC- Incredibely Rotten Crap. ( or so jut seems)

Most rears , from any maker, should last closer to 10,000 miles than 5,000.

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Ya, I got 8,000 out of my Dunlop 404 before this IRC. So much for trying a "cheaper" tire. The tire handled great but I'm going back to dunlop I think.

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Ya, I got 8,000 out of my Dunlop 404 before this IRC. So much for trying a "cheaper" tire. The tire handled great but I'm going back to dunlop I think.
Well, could have just been too soft a compound for the bike. Sport bike tires use soft compounds, and don't last for shiit....but make the bike handle great.

Finding the ideal compromise between wear and stick is what choosing a tire is all about.

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Guess I'd lucky, I've got over 15k on my Pirelli MT66 (150/90) and it still have several thousand left in her. One of the biggest keys for long rear tire life is don't use down-shifting for braking, that takes thousands of the life of a tire.
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Guess I'd lucky, I've got over 15k on my Pirelli MT66 (150/90) and it still have several thousand left in her. One of the biggest keys for long rear tire life is don't use down-shifting for braking, that takes thousands of the life of a tire.
Yes, but your removing some of the fun.

The 750 really does not have the power or weight to go through a rear tire fast. Even if you ride like I do. getting around 15,000 miles out of the rear is not unusual.

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About 7700 on my current set of S11s and the rear has over 5/32 everywhere I've checked.
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 12:38 AM
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I backed off the throttle @ take off, after 4000 miles and a new tire ....LOL
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guess i shouldnt be hard on the 404's.................naaaaaaaaaa if i wanted to ride easy i would have bought a harley

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